Saturday, July 24, 2010

The downfalls of Swapping and a Contest!

Unfortunately swapping doesn't always work how the creators hoped it would. My swap for the Great Sewn Potholder Swap of 2010 didn't work out the way one would have hoped. I received something poorly made and with little to no thought put into it and the potholders that I sent her sat for 6 or 7 weeks at her post office, before being returned to me. Why you ask? Because the postage was miscalculated and she had to pay 30 cents to pick it up, but wouldn't. Which is ridiculous, she could have just let me know and I would have sent her the extra money. Any who, I am rather bitter about this whole experience and have waited a while before posting anything, so I didn't post anything I would regret. Trust me, I have a quick temper and there were almost some not nice things posted about this whole experience. But in the end, who will that benefit, no one.

So, I decided you all could benefit from this unfortunate mess! Remember these?

Great Sewn Potholder Swap of 2010

If you want more info on the potholders, you can go to this post.

But onto the part where this benefits you! Just leave a comment on this post and you have a chance to win them! I will do the random generator to draw a name on Wednesday night when I get home from work. So you have until 10pm Wednesday, which is the 28th! To make it extra special there will be a couple other goodies thrown into the package! Good luck, I know with my lovely readers they will go to a home that will appreciate them.


  1. Ah, thanks for reminding me why I don't swap much anymore. I am heartily sorry for your experience.

  2. That really is too bad. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee at the beginning that someone will hold up their end of the bargain. I hope your next swap turns out better!

  3. Oh, that's too bad! I've stopped participating in swaps for a similar reason! But not picking up a package because of 30cents? Wow. I did have some good experiences too.

    Your pot holders are lovely.

  4. Durn! That is terrible! But good for someone to win them! That is so nice. And they are so pretty!